Lion is a movie based on the true story of Saroo, a 5 year old Indian boy (played by Sunny Pawar) who gets lost in Calcutta and ends up being adopted by an Australian couple (played by David Wenham and Nicole Kidman).

Young Saroo will steal your heart within the first few minutes of this movie and you will find your heart racing as he goes through many trials in his young life.  Dev Patel plays adult Saroo in Australia struggling with wanting to find his lost family, but not wanting to upset his adoptive mother.  He plays this part beautifully and you really feel the pull of both sides as he deals with this turmoil.

It has been a long time since I saw a movie that really pulled me in as this one did and made me so happy I went to see it.  Don’t jump up to leave as it ends, because you will want to see all info about Saroo at the end of the movie with the credits. Give this movie all the awards!

I give this movie 7 out of 7 stars with a warning to bring kleenex.

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Shauna Ward
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